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. and syracuse, new york, with nearly a foot of snow and counting in some areas. and that's where we begin here tonight, with abc's john schriffen leading us off. >> reporter: whiteout conditions in ohio. power poles snapped like twigs in arkansas. and this pickup truck in southern illinois, struggling just to clear a path. the winter blast, now accounting for 15 deaths. most of them on the nation's roads, where black ice led to accident after accident. >> i lost count of the number of cars i've seen in the ditch. i saw a jackknifed tractor trailer. i saw a horse trailer that was turned over. >> reporter: today, the northeast was digging out. this man spent hours trying to rescue his car here in syracuse. what is it like dealing with this much snow? >> a lot of agony. a lot of back breaking. >> reporter: mother nature is also wreaking havoc in the skies. today alone, close to 700 flights were canceled. in the past 48 hours? nearly 3,000. on new york's long island, this southwest airlines plane skidded off the runway, getting stuck in the mud. 129 passengers evacuated safely. >> tower southwest
're starting to see some storm activity in manhattan, new york. we understand this is just the beginning for the east coast tonight. we have seen what it's done in communities in the nation's mid section. in arkansas. it knocked out electrical power to some 200,000 homes and businesses. one utility company reporting there people may have to go without power for a week. and in illinois and indiana roads covered with snow and ice making it too dangerous to drive. four snowplows slid right off the road. last night at this time we were telling you about that major tornado that hit mobile, alabama, incredibly emergency crews say no one was badly hurt. >> christmas day tornado going through mobile. oh my god, look, that's the tornado. oh wow, jesus, look at that tornado. >> harris: a first person account to give you chills there. and we are getting a look at some the damage that that twister in the center of your screen caused. this a high school in mobile. that tornado pulled down trees, damaged the roof and windows. we now know the twister was just one of 34 that slammed alabama, texas, loui
new york newspaper chooses to publish the names and addresses of thousands of private citizens who have legal gun permits. can the mainstream media still claim not to hate all gun owners after a stunt like this? "the kudlow report" starts right now. let's get the latest on the snag on the fiscal cliff talks and surprise news we are going to reach the debt ceiling in days instead of just a few months. john harwood has the details. what's going on? >> not a whole lot of actions going on. although there have been some developments. let me bring our viewers up to date on those. first of all, treasury secretary geithner this afternoon announced the united states would hit the statutory debt limit on monday. that's new year's eve. that's part of an effort to pressure congress to act to raise the debt limit which may or may not be direct limb reply indicated in the fiscal cliff talks but it is relevant to the larger issue of debt and deficits. the treasury can move money around in certain ways to extend the point where we actually reach a crisis for probably a couple of months. but this i
that in the people who are speaking out and those who are not, there's a shift in attitudes, as the "new york times" puts in their headline today, i think will be lasting. i don't know how any -- there are several networks, not just ours, having trouble finding pro gun advocates to speak out because there's really nothing to say at this point. can you think of anything in your political career, where something has happened and you realize you just can't take -- >> 9/11. 9/11 happened and there were a lot of conservatives after 9/11 very wary, very suspicious of federal government expansion, expansion of powers. and i'm one of them. that afterwards, you're like, okay, if the tsa wants to be intrusive, let the tsa be intrusive. if we have to do things that make me uncomfortable, as a small government conservative. fine. this is really, this is a domestic version of 9/11, where everything changed. >> everything did change. one thing joe manchin said yesterday, after he talked about his transformation and the way he thinks about guns and gun rights, was that the president needs to move quickly on this
of the northeast. as it continues to move, the heaviest snow will be moving from new york into new england. slides off the coast late tomorrow night, done by sunday morning. >> it's a one-two punch for the millions of americans planning to travel this weekend? >> absolutely. and a lot of snow is falling on places that already had snow. across the midwest, three to six inches of snow. washington may have rain mixed in, so just slush. philadelphia, one to three. new york city, two to four. boston and providence, three to six or a little more and heavy and wet, which really will make travel saturday afternoon and night very difficult. >> harvey, thank you. >>> we'll turn now to a late development. after that horrific case from upstate new york, those firemen called to knock down that blaze and then trapped in gunfire on christmas eve. the suspect killing himself and then to now, an arrest, a woman in custody. we ask tonight, what's her connection? here's abc's ron clane orn. >> reporter: police say 24-year-old dawn nguyen supplied the guns used to ambush four firefighters on christmas eve, killing tw
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to 700 flights were canceled. in the past 48 hours? nearly 3,000. on new york's long island, this southwest airlines plane skidded off the run way, getting stuck in the mud. 129 passengers evacuated safely. >> tower southwest 4695. we just made your day very exciting, at least ours is going to be. we just tack sied off into the grass. >> reporter: right outside the snow zone, be you still in nature's path, seabright, new jersey. today, the streets flooded again. and back here in syracuse, crews have cleared many of the main roads, moving these mountains of snow, but tonight, the fear, as the temperature drops, the slush turns to ice, making travel even more difficult. authorities say if you don't have to be out here, stay home. david? >> john schriffen leading us off tonight in syracuse, new york. i want to bring in the chief meteorologist harvey leonard. you were telling us, another big part of the story, the snow and the rain and the winds there in new england. >> great to be working with you, david. i got to tell you, the winds gusted to hurricane force along the coast of
airport. the rain moving on in. in new york city not expecting to see too much snowfall, maybe a coating, an inch or two into the afternoon hours and the evening. inland, the taoeupb yore portions of the northeast easily over a foot of snow. some place expect thing 18 inches. severe weather risk across parts of the indianas and the char line as. >> reporter: i just made it through laguardia last notice and that weather forecast is exactly why i came back. thank you. >> reporter: the united states is less than a week away from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. they say if president obama and congress don't make a deal we will almost certainly see a recession. do you buy that, steven? >> the congressional budget office is a nonpartisan group that does this and says we will in fact have an immediate rescission. they say that we come out of a short, sharp recession stronger than we would be if we didn't go into that recession in the first place. we stop borrowing money from the future to prop us up now. we have the immediate problems but in the long term we are in gets shape. that's wha
four individuals have been placed on administrative leave pending further action. but, the "new york post" is now reporting that eric bosswell has not resigned and all four of those stated department employees are still on the state department's payroll. >> just shifted the deck chairs and they want to make the american people believe that the state department has held people accountable for their lack of security and sending help to four brave americans. this is incredibly inept of the state department to think that they can continue to fool the american public, pathetic. >> reporter: we've reached out to the state department for further comment but they have not yet denied or clarified any of this. jon? jon: hillary clinton obviously runs the state department. she is on her way out. john kerry, the nominee to replace her. is this going to affect his confirmation hearings at all? >> reporter: jon, the state department says at their end they're trying to keep things as smooth as possible. >> secretary clinton as you heard her say before has pledged to have a smooth transition with he
"new york times" today. 1 out of 23 afghan brigades are combat efficient today. they need help. yesterday afternoon, 5:00 yesterday afternoon. >> you can smell it coming, mike. >> we will be stuck there after 2014, we've been saying it for years. >> a plane landed in new york. lance corporal 26 years old, his body will be buried today. yesterday, 28 years old, seal team 6 monroe, pennsylvania, killed over the weekend. 1 out of 23 afghan brigades, front page, "new york times." we got to get out of there. >> the thing is -- we've been saying it since 2009, they've been talking about tripling the number of troops, it doesn't work in afghanistan. we went from an anti-terror campaign to anti-insurgency campaign. it might have worked for a while in iraq, not in afghanistan. the times reports more violence in afghanistan today, mika, than there was before this surge, where we tripled the number of troops and sent more americans over to die or be wounded or kept away from their families. >> yet another reason there's no point. that's the sad way to pull back but at some point, we have
york city, for instance. >> dave: new jersey, connecticut. >> clayton: you're not living the dream. >> juliet: it's sort of subjective. well, actually not subjective you can look exactly at what people live here for 250 or people in san francisco, another expensive city, it doesn't go that long, didn't go that far. >> dave: the bottom line, it appears they've moved the goal post and it may be around the $400,000 mark and that may be the new 250 if you will. may be where ne get the deal done. and upwards towards the 500 mark, but here are two congressmen on perhaps moving this up. >> the $400,000 level seems to me to be about right, that represents about the top 1% of the income earners, the people who got 93% of the income growth our last year and that seems to be enough, but i think there's some flexibility there. >> it's about making sure that we can live within our means and address the real problem and that's spending. i kind of feel like i'm a lifeguard and we've got to save as many people from drowning in higher taxes as we can. >> clayton: that seems to be the new threshold
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's wednesday, december 12th. look at that shot of new york city. >> wow. >> it's dark at 6:00 on the east coast. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set here in new york city, we have msnbc contributor, mike barnicle. >> in my ear, mika. >> no, he was at the white house. >> i don't understand. where's t.j.? >> he's off today. >> why's that? >> he was busy. he went to the white house. >> that's great. you know, alex went to the white house, too. >> and drove back himself. >> let me get this straight. so alex goes to the white house last night. >> mm-hmm. >> because, you know, right-wing bloggers, we actually -- that's how we get our talking points. they go down -- valerie and david axelrod together make a big pot roast for us. >> mm-hmm. >> and lots of gravy. and we sit around eating it. and i, of course, say okay, give me extra gravy. i'm good with it. >> right. >> best sweet tea i've ever had. >> there's a give and take. >> actually, it was a christmas party. go ahead and do your blog. you sure as hell didn't get mitt romney to like it. they're not attacking me. i wouldn't know. i don't read
where your money is? hi, everybody, welcome back. i'm maria bartiromo on the floor of the new york stock exchange. markets closing higher on optimism that lawmakers may be close to a deal on the fiscal cliff. wall street, triple-digit gain, up 120 point on the industrial average. banks in the lead, 13,353. last trade in the dow jones industrial average on volume which was modest. nasdaq composite up and 3053 and the s&p 500 picks up 16 points, better than 1% on the standard & poor's at 1446. markets continuing higher at the close. are there more gains ahead? we bring in right now liz ann sanders from charles schwab and alan gael and eric steuben from russell investment, darryl pearl from epoch investments standing by who will give us a reaction to the oracle earnings once those numbers cross the wires. they should be coming out momentarily. here's the number to look for, 61 cents a share on earnings is what we're expecting on revenue of 9.02 billion. as soon as we get the numbers we'll see how oracle is doing. liz ann sanders, deal or no deal? what's your take on all of this? >> we'll ha
are getting some twitter for rick. what is new york city looking like with a nor'easter on thursday. i want to know the answer on that. deadly storm system that pounded the midwest with storm and thousands of tornados heading northeast this morning. oh, my god. that is a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> gretchen: that funnel cocloud was spot indeed mobile, alabama and 10s of thens of people now without power. >> i prayed to god as loud as i could . praying for my safety and i knew and prayed that the truck stayed put and god would protect me. the brutal winds tossed the cars on top of each other and left the neighborhood a complete disaster. >> i never saw one in real life and just to be able to hear one, it is it a mile from where we are. it pretty amazing. toppled treese ended up killing two people in texas and louisiana. oklahoma got about seven inches of snow in that state . the weather was to blame for a massive car pile up on interstate 40. a woman died in another highway crash nearby. >> we talked about the flights all over the u.s. are cancelled . logan internat
and that is the newspaper and the lower hudson valley of upstate new york published the addresses of gun owners and now as you were talking eric, one lawmaker want to make that illegal. >> lawmaker state senator greg ball had this to say on cavuto. >> it is not upon illegal. this is not the first time the editorial board has done it. we have a bipartisan bill in the assembly and it is it a liberal new york state . this bill can get done. it is not about the second amendment only. it is a privacy. they should not done it victims of domestic violence and retired police. no way that the paper should have made it accessible for crim nams and we have seen what nut jobs can be capable of. >> they have done it for the handgun owners, publishing names and address said and never did it for domestic violence or sex offenders or sexual predators or any other cause than gun owners, legally and honest and law abiding citizens. >> kelly: that is an issue and perhaps there could be retaliation against the paper. >> julia: and the other said who said foil a freedom of information request and get that information there
sanchez. tebow obviously not very happy. the "new york daily news" is reporting he is going to ask to be traded. not exactly a ringing endorsement or anything from rex ryan. i mean wow. >> nothing. can we just acknowledge the craziness here? we're talking about a football team that is 6-8 and is not going to go to the playoffs this year for the second consecutive year but the jets are the story and it's because of tim tebow who is this intensely polarizing player who electrified the country as a member of the denver broncos. >> do you think he's asking to be traded? >> i think that's definitely a possibility. i think mark sanchez, who is the other jets quarterback being passed over here, he could also be gone. there's a lot of turmoil. >> why are they not using tebow? there was this gigantic fan fare when he came in and i don't think in terms of playing he was a star, but certainly in terms of what he could bring for the team he was. why is this not the opportunity? they're losing anyway. >> of course. you'd think a team like the jets, which has always been into doing crazy things
, it's a rain maker for new york, philadelphia and washington, but then that moves out by tomorrow afternoon. >> just so i make it home to see mom. >> you'll get there. >> i hope so. thanks, alexandra. >>> two state department officials employees of hillary clinton are testifying right now before the house and senate committees after that blistering report on exactly what went wrong in benghazi, the committee headed by thomas pickering and admiral mike mullen. admiral mullen had this to say. >> while we did not find that any individual u.s. government employee engaged in willful misconduct or knowingly ignored his or her responsibilities, we did conclude that certain state department bureau level senior officials in critical positions of authority and responsibility in washington demonstrated a lack of leadership and management ability appropriate for senior ranks in their responses to security concerns posed by the special mission. >> a total of four senior state department officials have either resigned or placed on administrative leave in the wake of this report but what about s
that don't live in new york, here is look at the tabloids this morning. the "new york post," off the fiscal cliff. this fall is really going to hurt. ben white of morning money, dennis, said an excuse to get a bic can keeney on the cover. >> relatively slow news day. what geithner did yesterday is almost as if he is strapping a damsel in distress to the tracks and saying the stakes are rising higher. the markets are taking all this tension, all this sort of -- these things at stake to really make the point perhaps that you have to have those stakes really high for people actually to get a deal. >> on "fast" last night when that letter crossed in the green rooms, we were chatting, we said this sounds like a ploy on the part of the treasury to actually get people to start moving. obviously, there wasn't a market selloff, did have the stumbling blocks and traders on friday said almost better if we did see the markets pull back more to crystallize what this could mean for the u.s. economy to members of congress. we didn't see that. it is a numbers game though in terms of what will happen. we kn
to say the scariest thing to me with respect to newtown was when i g-chatted my fellow editor in new york to plot out coverage, and we knew exactly what to do because we had done it three times before. it had gotten so routine and so disturbing to us and i'm worried i'll be writing the same story. >> we can't desensitize ourselves to this, though. >> listen, we're not going to. i've heard about '68 as far as what califano said and how quickly we have to move. this is different. the horrors of martin luther king, the horrors of bobby kennedy, the horrors of all the gun violence through the years, a million americans killed. mark halperin, as horrific as all of those murders have been, nothing has jarred americans like what happened last friday. it just hasn't. americans aren't going to forget this. >> they're not. >> they're not going to forget this, and they're expecting action. you worry, again, if republicans and democrats can't come to an agreement on rounding decisions for ten years, how are they going to address the bigger issues? >> well, we don't really know how the fiscal cliff's
a good christmas. i'm melissa lee. we're live from the new york stock exchange. jim cramer has the day off. the latest s&p schiller home price report has been released. the results being shown at the bottom of your screen. david blitzer will join us with a closer look at the numbers in just a few minutes. let's get a check on how we're setting up on this day after christmas trading session. the dow looking higher by about 15 points. s&p looking at about two points at the open. european markets closed on this day after christmas. the uk and france among those celebrating foxing day. we start off with, what else, retail. dips in spending in the mid-atlantic and northeast regions. luxury sales also weak. >> we're coming off the worst christmas eve for the dow since 2006. as the president cuts short his hawaiian vacation to deal with the fiscal cliff, just five days to go until we go over. >> threatening both coasts with workers snubbing up best and final contract offer. >> and more on the home front. we'll have more on the data and whether it can keep one of the best performing sectors of
to carry out terrorist attacks in new york city. we learned he came to manhattan november 23rd studying times square, wall street and broadway theater. officials say he was lone wolf. he returned to south florida where they intercepted him. >>> and the dow jones. what is on the table tonight? is a deal close? how does it affect your family? jonathan karl here with that. jon? >> reporter: with everybody's taxes at stake here, both sides have made big concessions to try to get a deal. president obama has agreed to limit the cost of living increases for people getting koeshl security. somebody retiring this year. that could mean $130 a year by 2013 and less that have. a big deal for democrats. meanwhile from republicans, speaker boehner has agreed to raise tax rates on the wealthy. specifically those making $1 million a year. there are 280,000 people making that much a year. and alex rodriguez, made $30 million. next year alone, he could pay $1.3 million more in taxes. i got to tell you, despite the concessions on both sides there are is pes mismg here about getting to a deal. the official
in long beach, new york, janet peters and her elderly mother are still dealing with this, wondering, who is helping? >> no one can tell you where that new money is slated for. no one seems to have answers. >> reporter: with the hospital still down, the water and sewer system not fixed, the city manager worries his local economy will tank. >> just crucial that we get these funds right away. every day that goes by that we're not actively repairing this critical infrastructure is a scary and a sad day for us. >> reporter: which is why three governors -- >> we're not going to allow any political forces in washington, d.c. to divide and conquer us. >> reporter: -- wrote in "the washington post" that congress can't leave before the holidays without approving help. pointing out that aid was approved just two weeks after katrina. in new jersey tonight, with 72,000 homes and businesses damaged or destroyed, the governor wants $5 billion to rebuild homes. $8 billion to rebuild businesses. but the sandy package, totaling $60 billion, is stuck in washington. republicans accusing the president of loa
-year-old jack pinto was described as all boy at his funeral. a huge new york giants' fan whose favorite player, victor cruz, played yesterday with jack's name on his gloves and cleats. jerry rhine holtz was at the funeral. >> the people that spoke, there were little stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs at the angels and nothinging their halos off of their head and everyone got a chuckle out of that. >> reporter: the one funeral home in newtown will hold 11 funerals between now and christmas. funeral director shauna molloy came from a neighboring town to help out at jack pinto's funeral. did the kids seem to understand what was going on? >> i think some do. you know, i don't know that they can fully -- i mean, they're so little. unfortunately they probably understand more than they should. >> reporter: investigators hoping to understand exactly what happened at sandy hook elementary school now hope to learn more from two staff members who were wounded last friday but are recovering. lieutenant paul vance is with the connecticut state police. >> they will shed a great deal of lig
of new york city. it's near danbury, connecticut. the young man who police say was the shooter reportedly walked into two different classrooms at sandy hook elementary. he fired dozens of rounds. he killed 26 people. 18 children pronounced dead at the scene. six adults pronounced dead at the scene. and then two children who survived their initial wounds and were hospitalized later died in hospital. the shooter then killed himself at the school. the associated press is citing a law enforcement official moments ago saying authorities found more than the previously described two guns at the school once they responded. more firearms than the two we have previously heard about. they're not giving any further details yet. but that report just in from the associated press. the students who were not shot, none of them older than fourth graders, were escorted out of the building by police officers this morning. they were taken to a fire station next door. police officers reportedly told some of the children to keep their eyes closed until they had reached the parking lot. law enforcement officials
-kahn has settled a civil suit filed by a new york city hotel maid accuwho accused him various items. criminal charges against him were dropped. >>> the state of hawaii is no longer 50th in voter turnout. it's tied for 49th with west virginia. this time around, they've got company at the bottom. both west virginia and hawaii tenned out 44.2% of its voters in 2012. >>> the duke of cambridge decided to cancel a scheduled appearance at a military event to be with his pregnant wife. katherine has been battling acute morning sickness. they are supposeded to attend the royal premiere of "the hobbit" tomorrow but the daily mail says katherine may not be well enough to go. >> if he skips the hobbit for her, that is true love. i'll be impressed. >> thank you. 17 minutes past the hour. time for early reads, local news making national headlines. we're starting with the charlotte news and observer in north carolina where a federal judge ruled the state cannot issue choose life license plates without offering ones with different view points. he called it viewpoint discrimination and violation of
. >>> mandy drew is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, mandy. >> good morning, natalie. lots of headwind from overseas, political shakeup in italy and sharply slowing down chinese export growth, keeping u.s. traders on edge not to mention the vagaries of the fiscal cliff. markets move with progress or lack of progress as the case may be. the congressional budget office says we could be back in recession the first half of next year if a deal is not reached. those are things they're watching. >> mandy drury at the new york stock exchange, thanks. >>> someone sign this kid up. this is christian balkner, giving the tampa bay buccaneers cheerleaders a run for their money. check him out. ♪ >> he is good. they call christian little steer, named after the mascot captain steer. in case you're wondering, yes, he can definitely teach you how to dougie. he is good. >> who are you talking about? oh, there was a little boy there also? >> nice, matt. >> when you said check this out, these guys -- >> in about eight years, that kid will be not be -- >> turning around a lot. >> al roker has
this photo was released by olivia's mother and appeared in the new york post this morning and as we continue to talk about what unfolded that day and of course, you look at the horrible images and many people were reminded what happened and unfolded in columbine, of course. then on friday, this was exacerbated this discussion about gun control and whether or not there should be armed guards in every school put forward by the n.r.a. if you think about one town in marlboro, new jersey has adopted now what appears to be a program, they've certainly moved quickly on this, going to permit an armed cop in each of the nine schools starting on january 2nd. >> kelly: they actually launched this prior to the n.r.a., something they were putting in place on the heels of what took place at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. they wanted to do something, the mayor of that town said we will spare no expense, we must take care of our children and why they're putting armed guards in all of their schools, getting back to what the n.r.a. said, the n.r.a. wayne laperriere said the only way to
students. a private school in new york discovered that gaining admittance is hardly the same as gaining acceptance. jason carol explains. >> you are sitting in a classroom and realize all of a sudden you really are a minority. >> reporter: it is a vealing look at a subject few talk openly about. >> the tragedy of an undiverse place is that you don't have the full sound, just that there are pieces of the spectrum just missing. >> reporter: the experience of being admitted yet feeling like an outcast inspired students at new york's trinity school to film a documentary called allowed to attend. deirdre banten, now a college freshman, remembers her years at trinity well. did you feel like you culturally fit in with the rest of the students there? >> short answer is no. there are some things that are just straight up racist, you know? like the fact that when tuition raised, a lot of people on scholarship were, like, people -- rumor started that it was our fault. there are some things straight up racist where people confused me and my friend c.c. who we don't look anything alike, but we're bo
to "morning joe." with us on set, we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle, author of "the new york times" best-seller, "thomas jefferson." >> number one. >> that's amazing. it's selling off the shelves. good luck trying to get one for christmas. >> i know a guy that can get you one. >> really? who? i need a few copies. >> can i say this quickly? go ahead. >> no, at the meacham residence in music city, usa, nashville, firsthand experience on this, people knock on his front door, and he sits by the fire in a cardigan sweater. do you or don't you? and people knock on the door. >> with cigars. >> little schoolchildren with their school books tied up with a belt. >> yes. >> and they come up and they say, mr. meacham, would you sign a book for me? and they come in and he signs books by the fire. >> that is true. >> he's huge down there. >> thank you. >> do you know why willie was there? >> why's that? >> he was being inducted not into the overall vanderbilt hall of fame but the student media hall of fame. at vanderbilt. >> what does that mean? >> it's a proud group. name grantland rice mean anything
-minute shoppers. mara is braving crowds in herald square in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good moshg. the doors opened the at 7:00 a.m., and stores are opening their door early and offering deep discounts and big deals to try and lure the last-minute shoppers and those procrastinators are expected to flood malls like this all over the country. this year christmas is on a tuesday, so shoppers had tli-day weekend to get it done, but it doesn't mean they have. it's estimated that two-thirds of shoppers wait until the last minute, that including 17 million people that continue to shop today on christmas eve. what are some popular items for gifts for christmas eve? gift cards and jewelry are bill sellers for all those last minute shoppers. holiday sales can account for 40% of annual sales, so retailers are really hoping these last minute shoppers help them get over a sluggish few weeks. there was a booming black friday and sales slowed in early december. analysts say the lingering effects of hurricane sandy and concerns over the fiscal cliff have put a damper on things battle in terms of
what's amazing about this? outside of the metropolitan new york area nobody cares about this. nobody. >> p but we're sitting in the middle of the metropolitan area. >> you're optimistic, a lot of people in the metropolitan area don't care. >> especially after this season. sanchez had his best game of the season week 1 against the bills. he completed over 70% of passes. people predicted the jets would go undefeated. they were wrong. time for college football now. duke and cincinnati facing off in the always epic belk bowl in charlotte. let's start at the end. the fourth quarter, game tied, 34-34 with a minute and a half left. the ball is loose, and the bearcats recover. they have a chance to win it in the final minute in the ensuing cincinnati possession. he fights his tight end and finds him. travis kelsey waddles along and outruns the secondary and goes all the way for an 83-yard td. that's your game winner. bearcats win 48-34. >> the real bowl games begin tonight. >> virginia tech versus rutgers. >> at 5:30 this afternoon. >> i'm going to be awake no matter what. go, hokies. >> 5:3
it or not >> gretchen: here is the headlines. a massive chain crash. it happened in new york. it happened iniac-- yack hank. the driver lost control and setting off the chain reaction . the truck was carrying debris from super storm sandy. >> it was like a move yechain reaction and so fast. no one could react to it. >> brian: 40 vehicles were involved and the wreck stretched the length of a football field and all lanes are reopened this morning. midwest getting pummeled with a massive snow storm. some states are under blizzard warnings it is expected to dump a foot of the snow in the next 48 hours. in nebraska. roads are shut down because of the snow and strong wins are making visibility difficult. roads are closed in washington state after collisions and spin outs . there is word that one person is hurt. younger brother of madoff will be sentenced for helping pull off the biggest ponzi scheme in prison. he will be spending 10 years behind bars. one victim said she is unhappy that the sentence was postpone anothered the judge to remain free to attend a bar mitzvah. she brought the miss universe crown
clinton isn't saying anything right now about her plans. "the new york times" reported over the weekend that aides and friends say they expect she'll exit the state department shortly after the inauguration this january 20th and spend a couple months resting and thinking about what she wants to do next. i think that makes sense. and we'll be right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] with a select terrain dial that adjusts the jeep grand cherokee's performance for specific weather and road conditions... ♪ ...even heavy snowstorms... won't keep you from getting to work. our apologies. ♪ >>> welcome back to "hardball." when the governor of a major state switches political parties, it's very big news. it's last time this happened in a big state was when the former governor of texas, john conley, switched in 1973. now we've got former florida governor charlie crist who served the state as a republican announcing this weekend he's leaving the party, joining the democrats. in a tweet friday night he wrote, quote, proud and honored to join the democratic party in the home of president obama. he wa
] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. >>> imagine going from new york to key west in just eight hours in the lounging comfort of that big sleek train. you could do it, if you lived in china. once again, america's proof we are falling behind in infrastructure. thanks for watching "street signs." i'll send it to "closing bell." >> and hello again, everybody. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm mandy drury sitting in for maria bartiromo. happy boxing day as well. >> christmas is over but mandy has been celebrating boxing day all day. we didn't get any presents from lawmakers in washington yet. we're still five days away from falling off the proverbial fiscal cliff and wall street, like everybody else, is waiting for some kind of a solution here, and as you can see by today's numbers the waiting game continues, although we thank brian sullivan and you, mandy, for bringing us back to positive territory in the last hour. >> i'm not sure we can take credit but we'll take it. >> the dow is up a fraction at the moment. 13,139 after a meandering much of the day. t
's acc e accused of luring in and shooting new york firefighters. and a strike that would have crippled business has been overted for now. both sides agree to a one-month contract extension. back to "hardball." >> welcome back to hardball. the tragic school shooting has put renewed focus not just on the give ups, but on school safety itself. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. and to do it now. >> but here's what it looks like when you run the numbers. slate magazine took a look at what a program to put armed guards in every school might cost. there's nearly a hundred thousand public schools and the average police officer makes about $55,000 a year. so a lowball estimate would be about 5.4 billion tlars a year. what can we really do to keep our children safe from guns? good question. joining me now experlt, mie michael nutter of philadelphia and eugene robinson. mayor nutter, thank you so much for joining me. you're on the front line every time there's a homicide in philad
on a snowy evening here in new york city. chris matthews picks things up right now. >>> heading over niagra falls in a barrel. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let's start with this. president obama and his republican opponents are about to go over niagra falls in a barrel, but nobody knows for shush how bad it's going to be. will the economy smash on the rocks below? will the stock market plunge a thousand points and keep on dropping? will the world money watchers see the u.s. drowning in its own dysfunction? or will obama and the dead-end opposition it faces be saved by the public's horribly low expectations of what they can do? what will prove stronger for obama and boehner? the barrels they're riding in or the power of niagra falls itself? joining me now is politico's jonathan ryan. how about an answer on that one? what's going to protect these guys more? the low expectations people have about them getting anything done or failing to do what they set out to do. they all set the deadline. they have the -- what do you call it. the stakes are c
with the fiscal cliff? ask "the new york post." there she is on today's front page leaping off an actual cliff. "off the fiscal cliff, this fall is really going to hurt." that's what they said. >>> up next, it used to be a favorite republican pastime, going after hillary clinton. it hasn't happened for a while, of course, but what if she does run for president? how could they resist doing it again? you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. check out my new treadmill app. pretty sweet, huh? cute. but don't you have any apps on your phone that can make your life easier? who do you think i am, quicken loans? at quicken loans, we'll provide you with myql mobile. this amazingly useful app allows you to take pictures of your mortgage documents using an iphone or android smart phone... so you can easily send them to us. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ooh, la-la! >>> i'm craig melvin. we have some breaking news at this hour. nbc news laz learned president obama will host a meeting tomorrow afternoon with congressional leadership from both sides of the aisle. house this re
. a foot of snow forecast for syracuse, new york. and in the heartland tonight, the threat of more twisters. close to three dozen reported or the nay domes on christmas. this evening, they're bracing for more. our extreme weather team is across the storm zone tonight. you can see sam champion there, he has the latest track in a moment. but we're going to begin with abc's alex perez in indianapolis. >> reporter: strong winds whipped around fast-falling snow in indianapolis and made getting around by foot or car nearly impossible. david mathis struggled just to keep up with the shoveling. you saw no snow and then within a couple of hours, what did you see? >> yeah, just basically whiteout conditions. you couldn't hardly see outside. >> reporter: the massive storm leading to blizzard warnings in at least eight states. 30-mile-per-hour wind gusts in parts of indiana and ohio. slippery roads and poor visibility across the heartland, blamed for the deaths of at least six people. in tulsa, oklahoma, icy roads forced some frustrated drivers to follow a plow truck, just to have a clear path. in litt
" on this final friday trading session of the year. i'm carl quintanilla at the new york stock exchange, along with melissa lee. >> that's a good song. >> i actually requested that a few moments ago. cramer and faber had the day off. the market has a few jitters as we enter what is going to be an interesting day. of course, the meeting at the white house, 3:00 between the president and some congressional leaders. as for europe, getting some data out of japan overnight and some data out of europe. currently red arrows across the board, in london, paris, and frankfort. our road map begins at the white house. congressional leaders set to meet with the president, 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. senator reid has already said hopes of a deal are fading quickly. just two trading days left until the cliff. and it's not just the fiscal cliff. wind farms and dairy are set to get hit. >> the ports of the east coast and gulf coast are bracing for a potential strike. the potential for this, midnight sunday with a shutdown threatening to threaten 20% of the cargo traffic. >> and instagram feeling the sting of the
up in the northeast. a look at the radar to show you the rape/snow line lies right across new york city. that will be lifting northward over the next several hours. folks, you'll turn into rain, philly, trent op, d.c., already rain. future radar shows mostly rain right along the i-95. do far inland to produce along the coast. interior vermont, western maine, likely over a foot of snow and boston likely all rain again winding down all in all later on tomorrow evening but the snow continues to linger on late tomorrow across parts of northern maine. here's the fall forecast, over a foot of snow and the ski resorts will be doing great. the coastal cities, again, largely rain and travel delays will be impacted significantly where we have new york, philly and d.c. >> sounds like retailers can't catch a brick right now. superstorm system and now the storm is barreling its way across the country and with holiday pale at their weakest, heard that this morning, do retailers, can they make up for last yund. >> thank you. have, why don't you go first. what impact is it going to have? >> you ha
monday morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." we are live from the new york stock exchange. let's take a look at the u.s. futures set up for the open first of the week. dow looking at about 50 points right after the open. as for the action in europe, taking its cues from the united states. we'll see a big rally in china extending one of its biggest rallies in three years. we have a mixed bag in europe with italy up by about .2 of 1%. >> we'll do our best to keep focused on the business day. we'll be following the tragic shooting in connecticut, of course. the new york stock exchange will hold a moment of silence to honor the victims in the next few moments, and we'll be looking at the president's call for meaningful action and the politics of gun control. >> let's get to a road map for this morning. it starts with apple. under pressure once again. even dipping below $500 a share at some point this morning. shares will remain range bound near term. iphone 5 sales and cannibalization among the region. >> other concessions from the gop, the speaker proposing tax hikes for millionai
. they moved out of new york to some place quiet. he was also 6 years old. we'll remember allison wyatt, also 6 years old. none of the children were older than 7. we'll remember rachel davino, anne marie murphy. we will remember her and so will this community. we'll remember 30-year-old lauren russeau who wanted to be a teacher before she even started kindergarten. she was a full time substitute at sandy hook. we'll remember mary sherlach, the proud mother of two young daughters. we will remember victoria soto. no one in this town will ever forget victoria soto, she died trying to protect the lives of her first graders. she was the oldest of four children. and, of course, the school principal dawn hochsprung. even little kids know when someone cares about them, and that was her. we will remember her as we remember all 26 lives lost in that school that day. 26 lives cut short friday morning at sandy creek elementary school here in newtown, connecticut. newtown is now the nation's heartache. it is our open wound. a whole so large that we're not sure god can fill it. something to hope for. his hop
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